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Pre 2 display in Rogers store shows insane pricing

by Derek Kessler Sat, 11 Dec 2010 8:16 pm EST

Rogers Pre 2 display

We’re still waiting for an official word from Palm that Rogers in fact will be the Canadian carrier of choice for the Palm Pre 2. In the meantime we’ll just take a moment and check out this display snapped by Howard Forums member panzival at a Rogers Wireless store in the Edmonton area. It’s just a dummy phone with a basic information about the phone (3G radio, webOS 2.0, etc.) and pricing info: $299.99 with a three-year contract, or $914.99 as a contract-free variety.

[insert record scratch here] Wait, what? Yeah, we’re almost entirely certain that’s wrong. Considering that essentially the same phone is available unlocked direct from HP for $449.99. Is Rogers really going to charge a 103% premium over the list price? No. They may be Canadian, but they’re not crazy. Our expectation is that Rogers will charge something much more reasonable, like $449.99 off contract and $99.99 with a three-year contract.

Source: Howard Forums; Thanks to B and Scott for the tips!